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GIFs: How I hate them!


Yes I know, not liking one of the largest and latest crazes is not great for a writer’s popularity, but then they call them crazes for a reason, don’t they?

Because they are followed by people who are crazy.

And this is not just a recent ‘thing’, or an attempt to be different or to create a headline. I genuinely hate GIFs!

Why?

They distract me from what I am reading. They seem to have no point other than attempt to assist the writer to make a point – which if they need help doing then they are not a good writer to begin with.

My opinion.

What purpose do they serve? To show how clever someone is for remembering every second of every Seinfeld episode? Or that you can take any video footage and ruin it by shortening it to a few seconds of ever repeating, distracting, meaningless rubbish?

To me, and I realise I could be in the minority here, it shows nothing but someone with time to waste who wants to spend it by wasting my time.

And I can’t switch them off!! I can stop videos playing as I scroll through the leftovers of humanity but when I get to a GIF….bang! No escape!

Call me old fashioned by how can you possibly say something meaningful in several seconds of repeated video of people making funny faces?

That old maxim comes to mind – Get a life!

And yes, for writing this you can say exactly the same about me.

‘We won’t break the seal of confession’


So, the acting head of the Catholic church here in Adelaide will ignore the new law that says a priest must report it to police if they hear a confession of child abuse.

Firstly, the church brought this on themselves so time to take your medicine.

Secondly, if it was a child in your extended family that was being abused, what would you do then?

To not report instances of child sexual abuse is surely the work of the Devil. To protect people who commit abhorrent crimes allows this evil to grow, and feel protected. You even forgive them for their sins so they can enter the house of your god.

If I was god there is no way I would let people in who had done such a crime!

Hell, I bet you wouldn’t even let one live next to you!

This is ultimate hypocrisy from an outdated and increasingly irrelevant institution.

So you will protect and forgive these crimes and welcome the bastards into heaven? Then you are indeed part of the problem, as well as being the foundation upon which these crimes have been allowed to flourish.

To cover up these crimes is almost as bad as doing them yourself, because you allow them to continue when you can easily stop it with one phone call.

All because some ancient text written by men, for men, has been interpreted to mean something it probably didn’t.

If your god really does exist he would be bowing his head in shame at the breeding ground of evil your institution has become.

I can hear the devil laughing.